Just got back from an over night camping trip and although it was just a one-nighter, it felt so good to get out of the city and be surrounded with nature. The weather was perfect and the scenery was beautiful.
This was our first campout in 11 years! I know! We've been asking ourselves why we waited so long. Who knows...life happens, you get busy, unforseen things happen that change your path and make you realize it's time to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life like getting back to nature and smelling the outdoors.
Our favorite camp ground use to be Swift reservoir at the base of Mt. St. Helens but we discovered new territory when we unexpectedly found Swift camp ground full. It forced us to drive further north in search of a new place. The next stop we happened on to was a remote camp site we hadn't heard of before but it was one of the most beautiful places I had ever seen. This is what we saw...
What a perfect camp spot, but unfortunately, not ours. Someone else had already nabbed it. Damn!
So off we went. It was getting late but we weren't ready to give up hope so we tried one last camping area called Horse Camp 9300 and viola...one camp site left! Whoo hoo, score! And it was in a perfect spot, very private, quite and beautiful.
Who doesn't love sitting in front of a crackling camp fire in the middle of the woods ...with a glass of wine in hand...heaven. This is what we drove three hours for and well worth it.
Gotta love nature and waking up to this view
I love cookin on a camp fire and the next morning it was scrambled eggs and bacon, toast and a fresh pot of coffee. Is that a good lookin breakfast or what!
This was Sammy's first campout and loved every minute of it. He's quite the outdoorsmen!
After enjoying a beautiful day in the woods, it was time to pack up and head home.
We're already planning our next trip.
Hope you enjoyed it!
P.S. I had more pictures to show you but I'm having trouble getting them to download. Don't know if it's blogger or what but it's frustrating...(insert frowny face)